Why use mouthwash?
Mouthwash does way more than just wash your mouth. It can help brighten your smile, relieve dry mouth, kill germs, and prevent bad breath. But one of the biggest benefits of using a mouthwash like ACT® is its ability to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay, thanks to the superstar-ingredient fluoride.
Combat tooth decay
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be absorbed into the surface of your teeth to strengthen enamel and prevent decay.2 You might have learned about the importance of fluoride in grade school. Fluoride helps kids grow and maintain healthy, strong teeth.2
Relieve dry mouth
Dry mouth is a common condition where saliva production is dramatically reduced, making it difficult to keep your mouth hydrated. Aside from being uncomfortable, dry mouth can cause cavities, weakened enamel, and other dental health issues.5
If you suffer from dry mouth, you can find comfort with a mouthwash like ACT® Dry Mouth Mouthwash. It relieves dry mouth symptoms with hydrating oral moisturizers — while helping fight cavities, too.
Who doesn’t want whiter teeth for a brighter, megawatt smile? ACT® Whitening Mouthwash gives you whiter teeth in only four days — all with the teeth-strengthening benefits of fluoride.
Need to get rid of bad breath? A quick swish with a mouth rinse is an easy way to stay fresh when you’re up close and personal. ACT® rinses are available in a range of crisp flavors for maximum freshness and maximum confidence.
How to swish like a pro
No, it’s not that complicated! But here are a few pointers to help perfect your swishing technique. Be sure to check the label of your mouthwash for product-specific recommendations.
Use once or twice a day after brushing your teeth
Swish it around for about a minute
Spit it out (please don’t swallow the rinse!)
Don’t eat or drink for at least 30 minutes
Give yourself a high five
Note: Mouthwash is generally recommended for ages 6 and up. Make sure to supervise your little ones up to 12 years old to ensure good rinsing habits and minimize swallowing.
1. Home Oral Care Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of Caries and Gum Disease. American Dental Association. ada.org
4. In lab studies vs. rinsing with water (baseline). Applies only to 0.05% fluoride formulas.
6. Among OTC mouth rinses.